I guess i have the opposite problem - win2k with publisher 2002. The rest of my office programs are 2000. I thought that the problem I was having with backgrounds not showing up except in print preview was because of another problem I have with active desktop - but I installed publisher 2002 on another machine (also win2k - office 2k) and have the same problem. I'm guessing publisher 2002 isn't compatible with office 2000 programs on the same machine.